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Ryan Polk

Director Analyst

Ryan Polk is a Washington DC-based Executive Advisor with Gartner's Procurement practice. In his current role, Mr. Polk works with Heads of Procurement and their term members to solve challenges like supplier management, category management, strategic sourcing, risk management and functional transformation.

Previous experience

At CACI Inc., Mr. Polk was responsible for the procurement of professional services in support of projects at multiple civilian, defense and intelligence government agencies. As Category Management Lead, he developed, implemented and grew CACI's Category Management team to manage over $500M in annual spend.

During his tenure at CACI, Mr, Polk also served as a professional staff member of the congressionally mandated Section 809 Panel. In this role, he researched contract audit and supply chain risk management best practices to make policy, regulatory and statutory recommendations to the U.S. Congress that enable speed and agility in defense procurement.

Professional background

CACI Inc. - Federal

Category Management Lead

Section 809 Panel

Research Analyst


Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Bowling Green State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Category Management

2Strategic Sourcing

3Internal Relationship Management

4Supplier Relationship Management

5Procurement Talent Development